The one-off Phantom is called the 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX, and it’s been designed to serve as a rolling lab for the ultra luxury car maker’s fledgling alternative powertrain efforts. The 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX concept, which is set to hit the stage at the 2011 Geneva auto show, has been produced in large part to see what its extremely well-heeled clientele would make of an all-electric Roller (and more importantly, would they buy one). After Geneva, the 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX concept will set out on a world tour where its customers will be able to experience the car’s attributes firsthand.
At this point, Rolls has no plans to build the 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX. While the 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX concept appears to be serious about deploying an alternative powertrain into its vehicles, it says it will only move forward if it can deliver the proper experience for its buyers. One thing’s for sure, the 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX will be even quieter on the road.
Rolls officials say any 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX would have to have enough range between charges to satisfy customers and an ability to perform as intended in any weather condition. Oh, and it needs to work perfectly, all the time. The automaker has even launched a Web site at www.electricluxury.com as a way for people to debate whether electric luxury such as the2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX is ‘perfection or compromise.’
Rolls Royce stays busy at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show by breaking the stereotype of high-end luxury cars; they revealed to the world their first electric vehicle, the 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX. In a concept form, the one-off 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX is built atop the Phantom body style and will serve as a test bed to gather data which will be crucial in future decisions around electric models going into production.
The 6.75-liter V-12 was replaced by a massive 71-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery housed within the aluminum space frame. Rolls-Royce is using large-form NCM pouch cells, or lithium-nickel-cobalt-manganese-oxide to be exact as the 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX battery. Due to its experimental nature, the 96 cells are separated into 5 modules (38-, 36-, 10-, 8-, and 4-cell units) and arranged in such a way that the overall 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX battery takes on the shape of an engine and transmission.
The 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX battery weighs 1,411 pounds while the 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX range is said to be up to 124 miles. In order to charge the 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX battery, a three-phase charger would need 8 hours, while a single-phase (presumably 220/240V) would take 20 hours.
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2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX concept will serve as a working test bed for a global tour that takes in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Through test drives, the 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX owners will be given the opportunity to experience an alternative drive-train technology and to feedback their experiences, thoughts and concerns directly to Rolls-Royce.As much as we want to find a car that can suitably line up with the 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX, there simply isn’t any.
This 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX is the first all-electric luxury car to come out of the wood-work and when you combine that with all that technology and the price tag it comes with, then you really have a car that’s truly a one-off. The new 2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX will bring that legacy to bear on the luxury-sedan class, reordering the segment’s hierarchy dominated by the Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Mercedes S-class, and BMW 7-series.
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